College & Community Relations

State gives final stamp of approval to Aims Associate Degree Nurse program

Submitted on: 11-28-2006

The Associate Degree in Nursing program at Aims Community College has received final approval from the Colorado State Board of Nursing. The ADN is a two-year program that prepares students to take the NCLEX-RN, the national exam to become a registered nurse. College faculty, staff and administrators have been working toward this final approval since the program was launched in August 2004. "We are just delighted with the approval of our ADN program as tribute to our unflinching goal of building the allied health program into a flagship department at Aims," said Aims President Marsi Liddell. "Significant work by nursing faculty, staff and administrators contributed to this successful venture. We will continue to provide those workforce needs to our health partners and community." The ADN program builds on the one-year practical nursing certificate, allowing students to continue on to earn their associate degree at Aims, preparing them to sit for the national RN exam. The ADN program at Aims graduates approximately 30 students annually, and many of them go on to earn their baccalaureate degrees in nursing. "As we continue to age as a society, the need for nurses, and all healthcare professionals will increase," said Aims Director of Nursing and Department Chair Jane Hartsock. "This approval from the state shows that we have a strong nursing program that goes a long way to serve the public when our graduates are out there in our communities providing care." For more information about the ADN and other nursing programs at Aims contact Department Chair Jane Hartsock at 339-6622.

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